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Get Ready for a Sweet as Honey Halloween
It’s that time of year again, where crisp weather and fall foliage have both children and adults alike excited for the upcoming holiday that many people consider their favorite. And I’m not just talking about the 2018 World Series – it’s also almost time for Halloween! For those of you who prefer pumpkins to pitcher’s mounds, there will be no shortage of Halloween parties and activities taking place, with events ranging from kid-friendly gatherings to adult-only celebrations full of spooky cocktails and sexy Halloween makeup and costumes.
While some of us started planning our Halloween costumes on Nov. 1 of last year, not everyone is as dedicated or has that much free time, so plenty of people will end up needing a last minute and easy costume to put together. Of course, you can always take a run over to Party City or any other costume store and grab something in a bag to wear, which there is absolutely no shame in. However, if you want to leave the Winnie the Pooh costumes to toddlers and instead put something together yourself, there are definitely quick options for all genders and for anyone looking for a friends’ or couples’ costume idea.
Usually it takes just a bit of makeup and utilizing whatever you already have in your closet to create a quick costume. You’d be surprised what you can do when you start combining clothing items that you never thought would go together. Or, an even easier option depending on your circumstances is to use your work uniform! Whether it’s an old pair of scrubs or a lab coat, you very well may be able to ironically dress as the role you normally play – assuming there are no repercussions for doing so from your place of employment. So we very well may see some of the folk from the Drew’s Honeybees family repurposing their beekeeper suits this Oct. 31. Of course, the inclusion of actual bees is entirely optional in this case, though it would certainly tie the costume together to have at least one honeybee joining you. With that said, the safer option may be to have someone do some impressive honeybee makeup as opposed to bringing actual bees with you to a Halloween party, since I doubt most of the other guests would appreciate their attendance.
Now, you certainly don’t need a beekeeper to dress as the Queen Bee we know you are. So for anyone buzzing along solo this Halloween that wants to rock the black and yellow, know that the Drew’s team fully supports you! In fact, we had one fan of the company submit their own rendition of a queen bee costume, inspired by Drew and everything he does, as well as the idea of being a Queen.
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👑🐝💛🖤 . Drew’s Honeybees 🍯🐝, Thank you for the inspiration of this years Halloween costume! 🎃 The love, care, and support you give to the honeybees & your customers never goes unnoticed! Love the products!!!🖤💛🖤 . Props to my Makeup artist: @marlina_goncalves Props to Honeybees for their products & support! @drewshoneybees 🐝
You may be able to put together this look with items you already have at home, depending on your usual makeup choices and palettes. One color that is needed for this costume that you may not have is yellow, so if you do not have any yellow products lying around feel free to grab an inexpensive Halloween makeup palette from your nearest pharmacy or anyplace selling them. The rest of the colors consist of shades of gold, bronze and black, which should be easier to dig out of your makeup box.
There are various ways to use each color for this, and you can mix them up depending on what you prefer, but in general you’re going to want to use a black eye pencil to draw the honeycombs on your face, neck, chest and wherever else you would like. Use either yellow or gold makeup to fill them in, and I would suggest using eyeshadow primer or concealer underneath to really make the color pop. Blend gold and bronze shadow on your eyelids and use liquid black eyeliner and black mascara to pull it together. For your lips, you can use the same black eye pencil to thickly line them and use yellow makeup to fill in the center. Blend slightly and place a dab of shimmery gold shadow in the middle. Wear all black, throw on a tiara and you are a queen bee ready to take on anything that comes your way.
No matter what you end up doing or dressing as this Halloween, remember that it is all about having fun and not being yourself. So go a bit wild and experiment with makeup and costumes you normally wouldn’t, and don’t forget to use makeup remover and wash your face at the end of the night because no one wants breakouts. Stay safe, have a good time and make sure you save some candy for the kids. Happy Halloween, honeybees!